How to purge shadow copies on Windows 2012 R2

gopher_49 used Ask the Experts™
My AV enabled VSS shadow copies on drive E:.  I uninstalled it,  however, drive E: has 139 GBs of unneeded volume shadow copies..  There are currently no scheduled enabled.  How can I purge these?  This is a Windows 2012 R2 server running Exchange 2013.
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from an elevated command prompt
Vssadmin delete shadows /For=E:

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Do you suggest I perform a backup of the Windows 2012 R2 server and Exchange 2013 server first?  I can run them in my VEEAM lab to make sure..  I've ran that command a long time ago, however, it wasn't on an Exchange 2013 sever and I think it was Windows 2008.  I just wanted to make sure...

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